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Geocaching and Letter-Boxing

On May 3 2000, Dave Ulmer, a computer consultant, wanted to test the accuracy by hiding a navigational target in the woods. He called the idea the “Great American GPS Stash Hunt” and posted it in an internet GPS users’ group. The idea was simple: Hide a container out in the woods and note the coordinates with a GPS unit.

The finder would then have to locate the container with only the use of his or her GPS receiver. The rules for the finder were simple:

“Take some stuff, leave some stuff.”

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

*A great summer activity.* Some helpful websites:

Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. These locations can be quite diverse. They may be at your local park, at the end of a long hike, underwater or on the side of a city street.

Maybe Geocaching is a little like Pokémon Go, but it has been going for a long time… even before GPS, when compasses were used for scavenger hunts. It is a fun way to explore and learn more about the local area that you live in!

BART would like to Introduce: BARTable

BART recently launched a new website called “BARTable”. The site is a resource for finding fun activities that are BARTable (that is close to BART stations). Here you will find special discounts, weekly giveaways, a comprehensive events calendar and articlespointing you to unique and award-winning restaurants, the best biking trails near BART, upcoming concerts touring the Bay and more!

This is a great site, and they have ALL KINDS of current information. Haven’t you driven around in traffic enough? So check out BARTable and take the survey.  THANKS BART for letting us know! — the editor

You can also search for venues, events and destinations near BART stations on BARTable’s Explore page.

Please visit BARTable first and take the brief survey below for a chance to win a $100 Clipper card.

Please be sure to visit as many sections of the site as possible.

Survey Link: Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
http://bart.qualtrics.com/SE?Q_DL=6wZ3NmHujMHO31H_1XPqdQH3486WOqN_MLRP_3rdxWy2JEVD2lSJ&Q_CHL=email
Thank you!
BART Research Team

Sanchez Adobe, learn your local area!

Another local place to explore, The Sanchez Adobe:

The Sanchez Adobe was constructed between 1842 and 1846 by Francisco Sanchez, owner of Rancho San Pedro and one-time alcalde of San Francisco. Sanchez was a leader of Mexican California who led volunteers against United States forces at the Battle of Santa Clara.

1000 Linda Mar Boulevard,
Pacifica, CA

For more information about visiting the Sanchez Adobe, please call (650) 359-1462